• Pacman shelves Presidential bid

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    Filipino world boxing champion Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao has shelved his dreams of seeking Presidency, at least for now.

    In a statement released from  his office on Tuesday, the Sarangani lawmaker underscored that he just dreams of serving with a broad reach and great impact just like any other public servant.

    “My thoughts on the Presidency are not indicative of any immediate or concrete plans but are merely aspirations. Serving in a higher elective post rests on the will of God and the call of the Filipino people,” Pacquiao said.

    Pacquiao, immortalized in boxing history being the only boxer who won eight titles in eight different divisions, noted that he is focused on his duties in Congress and pushing for a legislative agenda that will improve of the country’s ailing national sports program.

    Further, Pacquiao vowed that he will soon begin training for his upcoming bout vs. Mexican Brandon Rios and hopes to again bring honor to the country.

    The Rios fight is Pacquiao’s first step in the comeback trail, considering that he has lost all of his two fights in 2012 against American Timothy Bradley and longtime Mexican foe Juan Manuel Marquez.

    Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has earlier cautioned Pacquiao against seeking Presidency, saying that the award-winning boxer should train his guns first in the Senate which is a legislative body like the House of Representatives.

     

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    1. Brian Enriquez on

      Hinde masama ang mag-ambisyon. Kahit hinde mo alam lahat ang tungkul sa batas dahil lamang sa Mababa ang pinag-aralan ng isang tao. Minsan, Karamihan nang mga mga tao nagging o nag aspire maging president ng Pilipinas may mga Law degree or Background. Pero…Karamihan sa kanila ay Maitim ang pusa nila. Mayaman sa kurakut ang mga Pamilya nila o yung tumutulak sa kanila. Hinde nga dapat sisihin ang tao mababa lamang ang pinag-aralan. Napatunayan naman niya kahit siya batang Pasil ng South Cotabato. Maipagmalaki rin ang karangalan na mula sa pawis at hirap na pinagdaanan ng buhay niya. At ito pa ang sampal na insult!!! Di na Bale…Batang Mindanao kami…Supportahan ang ang magdirigma ng MNLF at Ipakita natin sa mundo. Kung kaya ng Singapore umunlad…Kaya natin din…Na wala na sa Pangkukurakut ng taga Luzon…

    2. Dreaming is free and why not dream of reaching a star with a straight jab? Manny, if you ever want to reach the highest position, never ever set a foot in congress first.
      My only question for you is, why are you practicing political dynasty when in fact it is not allowed by the constitution?
      I can therefore conclude for now that when you become president, every political corner of the gensan city may become the area of your relative or close ally.
      Get rid of political dynasty first, start from you, then go for the top.

    3. Manny Pacman you cant even compose your own words.Pagkatapos ng laban mo tapos interview-hin ka nahihiya ako sa mga sagot mo.Please Manny mag Robin Hood ka na lang marami ka naman pera.

    4. Reynaldo De Guzman on

      Mabuti pa nga siguro magretire ka na lang and enjoy the money that you earned honestly, Baka kung anu ano pa ang matutuhan mong gawin pag tumaas pa ang pwesto mo.at baka dumami rin ang foreign bank accounts mo at akalain ng iba, galing sa kaban ng bayan…

    5. If way-over-his-head Pacquiao ever runs for the presidency, I may have to ask Juan Manuel Marquez to run against him. It would be fun who gets flattened, face first, on the floor. Napaka ambisyoso mo, Pacquiao! Tapusin mo muna ng Grade VI mo para maka graduate ka naman sa elementarya.